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I guess like anything - talking money depends on how you do it and with whom.

I wouldn't want to be someone who always talks about "what a great deal I got" on everything with everyone I meet - because then it comes across more as being "showy" about me being able to get a good deal, and not about say helping a friend figure out how to get a good deal.

I don't talk about salary with coworkers when we're working at the same employer. But if one of us moves on, I don't think it's bad to talk about what are market salaries currently - how else are people really supposed to know if they're being paid fairly for their work? One's salary is how much someone's willing to pay for your type of work - it's not a reflection on your "worth" in the world.

Like you said, because your cousin was unwilling to discuss money, you all couldn't have an honest discussion of how you each felt the vacation costs should be split. If this is going to be an ongoing issue and you all want to still vacation together, than it's probably best you not go into a "share" with her and she just makes and pays for her own accommodations. That way she doesn't have to talk about money and there won't be hurt feelings about how the cost of the share is split.
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